After the #MeToo hashtag blew up on social media in October, it opened the floodgates on a taboo topic and provided a platform for hundreds of thousands of people to share their experiences of sexual harassment and assault.

The hashtag was born from the slew of sexual misconduct accusations leveled first at Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and then a number of other powerful men.

These survivors in the Washington area felt moved to share their thoughts on the #MeToo campaign. Diverse in both background and perspective, their experiences range from catcalling and groping to assault and rape.

No two victims had the same answer for what’s next, but together their voices tell a story of shared experiences, and shed some light on moving the conversation beyond #MeToo.

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#MeToo: Who counts as a victim?

#MeToo: Should I tell my story?

#MeToo: What is sexual harassment?

‘Are you hearing this?:’ Moving on from #MeToo

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